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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Preceded by:||Sam Pointer|
|Undergraduate:||Samford University 1977|
|Law School:||Samford University Law, 1981|
Karon Bowdre is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Bowdre was a full-time Professor of Law at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.
Early life and education
After law school, Bowdre became a law clerk for former Judge Foy Guin, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She served there from 1981 to 1982, then from 1982 to 1990 was an attorney in private practice in the State of Alabama. In 1990, Bowdre became a full-time Professor of Law at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. She remained there from 1990 until her appointment to the court in 2001.
Northern District of Alabama
On the recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Bowdre was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Judge Sam Pointer upon his retirement. Bowdre was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2001, and received commission on November 8, 2001.
Awards and associations
- Keynote speaker at Samford University-fall commencement
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Alabama
Michael Putnam • Harwell Davis • John Ott • John H. England • Staci G. Cornelius •
|Former Article III judges||
|Former Chief judges|